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FRIENDS! I am officially off the market for good! On Sunday, July 3rd, I surprised my then-girlfriend Heather with a day trip to New York City. Prior to the trip, I coordinated with my friend Andrew Clark, who lives there, to help me out with my proposal idea. Heather and I spent all day in Manhattan, filming with our new Flip Cam the whole time, and at the end of the afternoon we ended up in Columbus Circle in front of Central Park, where Andrew rendezvoused with me and brought me a guitar so I could play Heather a song I wrote for her, and at the end of it I went down on one knee… Andrew filmed the whole thing, so without further adieu, here are Parts One and Two of our engagement trip to New York! [Watch them in 720p if your browser can handle it!]

After Times Square, we took a brief walk through Central Park (which you can see pics from at the end of the Part Two video), and then took the subway back to JFK airport to catch our flight home. Unfortunately, once we arrived at the check-in terminal we were told to be at, we found that they had shut it down for some reason, and a guard told us we had to walk about a half mile down to the next check-in location (after we had already walked 12 miles that day!) So we booked it through lines of cars and rainy sidewalks to get to the other terminal, only to find it in chaos. An agent told us to stand in a certain line, only to be told a little later that this was the wrong line and that we had to go around the corner. We get around the corner and there is a HUGE line for check-ins, and by this time we were cutting it super close. I asked a man at the front of the line if we could go ahead, since our plane was leaving in about 30 minutes; he let us go, but by the time an agent was available, we told her our situation, and she informed us that you can’t check in within 30 minutes of the departure time – they had given our seats away.

We were pretty upset, especially since we were then put in a new line to wait for someone to sort out our re-booking. After an hour, we finally get an agent to help us, and she puts us on a flight leaving the next morning at 8 a.m., and tells us that we can sleep in the airport if we want. So we had to find a couple of benches in the (freezing cold) terminal, curl up and try to stay warm long enough to fall asleep. I ended up getting about 3 hours of Z’s; Heather got about 1. It was a long and unpleasant night – but we had our joyous occasion to keep us in high spirits. We boarded our plane at 8am, and finally got home around 11am on the 4th of July. Saw our families, celebrated, and saw fireworks. It was a great weekend, despite our unforeseen mishap.

Thanks for watching the videos! I will keep you all up to date with our future plans!



One Comment

  1. WOOHOOO!!!! WAY TO GO, JOSIAH!!!!!!! Congrats to you and Heather! This is totally exciting news! đŸ˜€ Thank you for sharing these, I am stoked!

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